The Engineer as Expert Witness, Lecture by Brian Clancy

Article posted on: 28th April 2017

Clancy Consulting attended former Senior Partner Brian Clancy’s lecture, The Role of The Expert Witness, earlier this week. The well-attended and very interesting evening lecture, hosted by The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Midland Counties Regional Group, was held at the University of Birmingham.

During the lecture, Brian guided attendees through the various aspects of acting as an Expert Witness, drawing on his own experiences, offering an insight into Expert Witness cases and what one may expect to encounter along the way. This talk considered the matter from the point of view of the Expert Witness and was based on 40 years’ experience of fulfilling the role and how the position of the Expert Witness has changed over the years.

Brian Clancy is a past President of the IStructE, as well as being a senior member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Builders, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators. He is a past National Chairman of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering. He was also a magistrate for over 25 years.

Brian specialises in buildings and structures, designing new projects as well as assessing and sorting problems with existing buildings. He has lectured widely on the topics and has written/contributed to numerous books and papers. Brian has been in practice for some 50 years.

In 1972 Brian Clancy founded and lent his name to the original Clancy Consulting practice in south Manchester. The firm has grown steadily over the ensuing forty-five years during which time many of the present senior managers joined and assisted in the development of the firm’s highly regarded reputation. Today, Clancy Consulting operates out of nine offices throughout the UK providing a multi-discipline engineering design, building surveying and advisory service across the built environment. Our specialist engineering fields include civil, structural, building services and geoenvironmental and a number of our senior staff continue to provide expert witness services to the legal profession.

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